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Ethiopia: Afaris continue protests against local govt

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 29, 2018) Towns in the Afar region of northern Ethiopia have continued protests against the local government demanding reforms and respect for human rights. Several people were reportedly injured yesterday in the regional capital Semera and Rahile town when security forces attempted to disperse crowds. At least ten people were injured when security forces ...

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    Protest, detention continues in Northern Ethiopia

    ESAT News (October 25, 2018) Protests continued for the fifth day in the towns of Alamata, Qobo and Mohny, towns predominantly Amhara but under the administration of the Tigray region. The residents in these northern towns have been protesting the forceful takeover and redrawing of their boundary by the Tigray region. On Sunday, security forces of the Tigray region shot ...

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      Ethiopia: Tigray special police killed five in Alamata

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 22, 2018) Tigray region special police have killed five residents of Alamata, a town sitting 470 miles north of the capital Addis Ababa on the route to the regional capital Mekele. The people of Raya have been voicing their demand on the status of their administration which is under the Tigray region. They say ...

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        Protesters in Afar demand release of political prisoners, fair share of resources

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 8, 2018) Residents of towns in Afar region took to the streets demanding the release of political prisoners and objecting interference by the neighboring Tigray region in the affairs of the Afaris. Video received by ESAT show police firing shots as demonstrators chant slogans denouncing the regional government. It was not clear if there ...

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          Ethiopia: Mizan Teferi protests unfair distribution of resources

          ESAT News (may 22, 2018) Residents of Mizan Teferi in Southwestern Ethiopia have taken to the streets to denounce what they called the unfair distribution of resources and to demand that the youth be given access to resources to curb the growing unemployment. They were however met with federal and military forces whom the residents said carried out beatings and ...

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            Security forces kill eleven protesters in Somali region of Ethiopia

            ESAT News (May 16, 2018) Somali region Liyou police and militia in Eastern Ethiopia have shot and killed eleven people yesterday as protest against the regional president and his administration intensified. The killings took place in the towns of Bussa and Lagahida in Fiik zone. Nine of the victims are women. Three members of one family were also among the ...

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              Security forces hang and kill woman as protest intensified in Somali region of Ethiopia

              ESAT News (May 11, 2018) Towns in the Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia continued protest against the regional administration led by Abdi Illey, as his forces, the Liyou Police hung and killed a woman in Kebri Dahar. Taysir Mohammed was an activist and a representative of Women in Kabri Dahar. His uncle is one of the hundred elders who were ...

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                Dozens detained in Somali region of Ethiopia

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 9, 2018) Over 150 people have reportedly been detained in the Somali region of Ethiopia as protest against the regional administration intensified all across the region. The detainees include two Sultans, who are revered in the community. Residents of the Somali region in Eastern Ethiopia have been protesting the administration of regional president Abdi ...

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                  Ethiopia: Guji continues protest against MIDROC gold mine

                  ESAT News (May 2, 2018) People living near a gold mine in Southern Ethiopia have continued protest demonstrations for the third day against the extension of contracts for MIDROC Gold, a company that has been extracting gold for the last two decades. Residents say chemicals released from the gold mine have posed health hazards and are responsible for many ailments ...

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                    Locals protest extension of gold mining project in Southern Ethiopia

                    ESAT News (April 30, 2018) The renewal of a gold mining project for another ten years has triggered street protests in five towns in Southern Ethiopia. Locals say the project, which has exploited their natural resources for over twenty years has not benefited the poor.   Residents of Shakiso and Fincha towns in Guji zone in Southern Ethiopia have taken ...

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